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'Gorilla Man', a new musical by Kyle Jarrow at Performance Space 122

Gorilla Man: Puberty is hard enough without the insatiable thirst for blood. - a new rock musical comedy by Kyle Jarrow, at Performance Space 122 from the 10 - 27 Mar 2005

Waking one morning to find fur growing on the backs of his hands, young Billy discovers the awful truth his mother has been hiding from him for 14 years. Cast from his home, he sets out on a journey to find his father, the legendary Gorilla Man. Combining influences as diverse as Tod Browning, Tom Sawyer, and T. Rex, Gorilla Man is a strikingly original new rock musical. It�s a darkly comic coming-of-age tale that explores issues of violence, identity, and free will against the backdrop of a warped American landscape.

Directed by Habib Azar, the cast includes Stephanie Bast, Burl Moseley, Nell Mooney, and Jason Fuchs as Billy. Perry Silver plays drums and author Kyle Jarrow is on grand piano.

Gorilla Man has sets by Timothy R. Mackabee, lighting by Ben Fox and costumes by Sky Switser and is produced by Chris Kam.

Kyle Jarrow wrote the Off-Broadway musicals 'A Very Merry Unauthorized Children�s Scientology Pageant' (OBIE Award), 'Armless' (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award), and 'President Harding is a Rock Star'.

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